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glomeris sp.. The Pill Millipede rolls up into a tight...
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Image #: DSC_2123-90001
Species: glomeris sp.
Location: Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Description: The Pill Millipede rolls up into a tight ball when disturbed or threatened. The hard exoskeleton protects it's softer undersides from predators. Another defense mechanism this species seem to have is a false eye spot at it's last segment. Being detritivores, these arthropods play an important role in the forest ecosystem. They contribute by recycling nutrients when feeding on decomposing organic matter on the forest floors.
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